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Bareboat Charter
You come with skipper and crew and we provide the best yacht for you.

Bareboat Yacht Charter

For The Adventure Seekers Among Us

Bareboat yacht charter is a fantastic holiday option for qualified sailors who want to skipper their own yacht on holiday.

We operate the newest and best maintained fleet in the Ionian. Our customer service is legendary! From initial enquiry on Day 1 right through to the day you start your charter with us at Sail Ionian, you will be speaking with our friendly, knowledgeable team who are actually based out in Greece. They know the boats, the area and anything holiday related inside out!

Take advantage of our staffs’ local knowledge and top tips at the start of your holiday with our route planning and yacht briefing service, then explore the beautiful Ionian your way.

We offer 7 nights away from base, so you can go sailing on the day of your arrival and start your holiday that bit earlier!

Check out the bareboat yacht charter added value features in our blog.

Wondering what the weather is like in the Ionian and when to visit? See our Ionian Islands Weather post on our blog here.

If you aren’t sure which holiday is for you, go back to the Holidays summary page here or contact our office for advice.

View Our Yachts Here


At least one person in your party must be qualified and experienced enough to handle the yacht safely and competently.  A minimum level requirement is RYA Day Skipper or an ICC for sail. You can read more on Accepted Qualifications here.

You will be fully briefed on the yacht during your boat handover and given advice on the highlights of the sailing area prior to your departure with our route planning service.

We offer free stern-to mooring practice on the first morning, update you on the weather forecast each day, and are available to help with mooring on the first couple of nights if required.


We have a 24 hour emergency contact number. In case of any emergencies, our team are able to reach anywhere in the immediate sailing area within 20 minutes, with our 350hp RIB called ‘Rodney’.

If you would like more support we offer an Assisted Sailing program where we provide a skipper for the first day or two.

Take a look at how we run Bareboat Yacht Charters at Sail Ionian here.

If you aren’t sure which holiday is for you, go back to the Holidays summary page here or contact our office for advice.

Sample Itineraries:

Best of The Ionian

Exploring the Northern Ionian

Quiet Escapes

Lively Nightlife

Skipper’s Recommendations

Top 10 Anchorages

Required Experience

Day Skipper

The skipper most hold a minimum of an RYA Day Skipper or an International Certificate of Competence.

Learn about RYA

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What's Included

Provided Support

Weather Update

Sent daily by SMS

Basic Training

And boat briefing

Free Mooring Practice

And long lining

Support Rib

Support within an hour

24hr helpline

In case of emergency